Singapore, March 15, 2018-Intel Corporation and AI Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in Singapore by providing industry-relevant and skills-based training to the Singapore AI ecosystem with a goal of engaging and training around 2000 students and developers in the next three years.
Under the MoU, AI Singapore intends to host free-of-cost training sessions based on the Intel® AI Academy suite of content for students, developers, start-ups and companies. Intel intends to send their world-wide AI experts to co-host some of these sessions. In addition, AI Singapore will be including the Intel® AI Academy content as part of its AI Apprenticeship programme.
The Intel® AI Academy is an open initiative offered to academia, professionals, and start-ups worldwide.
“The rise of AI will open up incredible new experiences and fuel new business opportunities, scientific discovery, and societal improvement,” said Santhosh Viswanathan, Managing Director-Sales & Marketing, Intel Asia Pacific and Japan Territory. “Intel believes AI has the potential to improve people’s lives and therefore continues to collaborate with institutions like AI Singapore to develop the right talent to lead this movement.”
Participants in Intel ® AI Academy will be provided with access to Intel-hosted forums and technical support for their usage of Intel hardware platforms and software tools for research and projects. The Intel® AI Academy will assist in organizing meetups, offer event-based training and provide expert guidance on Intel frameworks and tools to the next generation of AI professionals.
Under the MoU, AI Singapore will also be able to access or submit relevant publicly available, research papers, whitepapers, solution briefs, project descriptions and technical content via the Intel® Developer Zone or affiliated Intel websites.
“AI is going to be pervasive and will impact all sectors of the industry,” said Laurence Liew, Director, AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore. “Intel is an important ecosystem player and partner, and we believe having the AI apprentices and ecosystem of developers, start-ups and companies trained and familiar with the Intel accelerated frameworks and tools, especially the next-generation of AI CPUs and frameworks, is important in staying at the bleeding edge of AI.”